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2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Consider the information in the following link, as to the need for our nation to reflect and repent.
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LET US REFLECT AND REPENT
A Press Release from the Office of Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
” . . . if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
LET US REFLECT AND REPENT
Congressman Doug Lamborn has introduced a resolution (H. Res. 790), expressing support for the designation of July 2, 2016 as the “National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.”
“While there will be no solemn assemblies or public gatherings, this is a call for all of us to personally reflect before our God, to repent for our national and our personal sins, and to ask God to forgive us and to heal our land. There is substantial historical precedent for national repentance and seeking God’s forgiveness and favor.
Presidents John Adams, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln all declared days of repentance during their presidencies. As it is written in Chronicles 7:14, ‘if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.'”
– Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
TEXT OF RESOLUTION
Expressing support for designation of July 2, 2016 as the “National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.”
Whereas we hold and celebrate July 4th as our day of Independence, the actual vote to dissolve all ties with Great Britain was on July 2, 1776;
Whereas upon approving of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams believed the Second of July ought to be commemorated as a day of deliverance by solemn act of devotion to God Almighty;
Whereas President John Adams, declared that May 9th, 1798 as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer;
Whereas in 1812, President James Madison declared August 20th, 1812 as a day, to be observed by the people of the United States as a day of public humiliation, and prayer;
Whereas in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War called for a day of humility, fasting, and prayer, and for other purposes;
Whereas, it is the duty of nations, as well as of men to owe their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is Lord;
Whereas, we know that we have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown; but we have forgotten God;
Whereas, we have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our heart, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own;
Whereas intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us;
Whereas, we have failed to respond, personally and collectively, with sacrifice and uncompromised commitment to the unmet needs of our fellow man, both at home and abroad; as a people, we have become so absorbed with the selfish pursuits of pleasure and profit that we have blinded ourselves to God’s standard of justice and righteousness for this society;
Whereas, it therefore behooves us to humble ourselves before Almighty God, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness: Now, therefore be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives
1) Supports the designation of a “National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.”
2) Calls upon the people of the nation to humble ourselves as we see fit, before our Creator to acknowledge our final dependence upon Him and to repent of our national sins.
Please call your congressman!
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners is asking all of our friends to call your own member of Congress, urging them to support H.Res.790: Calling for a Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.
This bill may yet be offered later this year, or even next year, so your voice of support is urgently needed.
You can reach your member’s office by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, and asking to be connected to his or her office on the Hill.
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